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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 

The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.

2020Talks - September 22, 2020 

It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Archive: February 19, 2009

Springfield, IL – With new leadership in Springfield and Washington D.C., environmentalists are saying it's time to pass the stalled Illinois Clean Cars Act. They think it could jump-start both environmental change and the economy. As one of his first actions on the job, President Barack Obam ...Read More

St. Louis, MO – Gov. Nixon calls it a tremendous opportunity to jump-start economic growth and create new jobs. Missouri will receive $4.3 billion from the federal stimulus package President Obama signed into law this week. With the knowledge that this money will arrive to keep the state from ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – There's good news for people who hate to shop: A new kind of farmers' market is as close as their own computer. The Iowa Food Cooperative (IFC) is simplifying life for Iowans who want to buy directly from farmers by connecting them through a website. Gary Huber, interim exe ...Read More

Fargo, ND – AARP says the stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by the President will provide more than an economic boost, it will help protect North Dakota seniors from the economic downturn. North Dakota is slated to receive roughly $500 million, and best estimates find it will crea ...Read More

St.Paul, MN - Two birds, but just one stone. The Minnesota Clean Air Act would make the state's vehicle emissions standard mirror California's law - the strictest in the nation - and some say passage would help drivers' pocketbooks, too. The bill, now being discussed in the House Transportation Poli ...Read More

Albany, NY - Pleas for help are up, confidence is down, and the mental health of New Yorkers is being tested by the economy, according to mental health advocates. Money worries, home foreclosures and especially layoffs, are taking their toll, according to the Mental Health Association of Nassau Coun ...Read More

Carson City, NV – New testimony is expected today on the impact of Governor Gibbons' proposed education budget reductions. Nevada's public schools ranked 49th in total spending per student last year, according to Nevada State Education Association president Lynn Warne. If lawmakers accept the ...Read More

Madison, WI - The state's largest teacher's union says it is satisfied the new state budget unveiled by Gov. Jim Doyle this week will protect the needs of the state's school children despite the faltering economy. Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) President Mary Bell says, given the e ...Read More

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